Heart Healthy Red Light Therapy Valentine’s Day Sale

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Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? Prioritizing your heart health and living a heart-healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent severe illness. Practicing self care by being physically active, getting enough sleep, and practicing healthy ways to relieve stress are great ways to keep your heart healthy. At Whole … Read More

10 & 28 Day Metabolic Cleanse In-Office Info Sessions

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  Invest in your health this new year with our 2023 Cleanse Programs! Choose from a 10-day ($89) & 28-day ($267)* science-based metabolic cleanse program that supports your body’s own detox pathways. Each program comes with a tasty, all-in-one shake, program guide with easy to use recipes, and basic meal, hydration, and exercise guidance. Enjoy daily support emails from Standard … Read More

Whole Health Wellness Center is Moving on November 1st

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Whole Health Wellness Center is relocating to Farmington, CT on November 1st, 2022! Our new office will help us to better serve our patients from a central location next to American Red Cross, in front of UConn Health Center, and near I-84. This location allows our physicians to collaborate with healthcare providers at UConn Health as well as providers within the healthcare … Read More

Free Inflammation Webinar on Monday, August 8th

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Struggling with chronic inflammation? Looking to find the root cause and natural solutions to help you heal?  Join us on Monday, August 8th at 7 PM EST for The Health Impacts of Chronic Inflammation, a free, informative webinar presented by Dr. Aylah Clark, Naturopathic Physician at Whole Health Wellness Center in Avon, CT! During this webinar, Dr. Clark will discuss the following: What is inflammation? … Read More

The Gut-Brain Connection

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By Dr. Karen Bender, ND, RN Have you ever had a gut feeling about something? What about having butterflies in your stomach when nervous or excited? These common experiences are examples of how the gut and the nervous system are connected.  In the research, this connection is referred to as the gut-brain axis. In this article, we will explore the … Read More

Fatigue, Irritability, Fertility issues, and Weight Gain: Could Estrogen Dominance be the Cause?

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By Dr. Karen Bender What is Estrogen Dominance? Estrogen dominance is a condition in which there is too much estrogen in the body.  It results from a combination of factors that lead to an imbalance between its production, breakdown, and elimination. Obesity can contribute to excess production of estrogen because fat cells are an additional source of estrogen production.  Factors … Read More

Cardiovascular Disease: Treating the Root Cause

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By Dr. Karen Bender What is Cardiovascular Disease? Cardiovascular disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. CVD includes coronary artery disease (CAD) such as angina (chest pain)and myocardial infarction(commonly known as a heart attack) and stroke. There are many other conditions that fall into the category of CVD but this article will focus on … Read More

Resolving Inflammation: A Key to Restoring Health

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By Dr. Karen Bender What is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s natural and protective healing response to injury and invasion.  It occurs in response to infectious agents like viruses and bacteria, tissue trauma, and foreign substances such as environmental toxins.  A healthy inflammatory response occurs in two phases. The first phase is the initiation phase that causes heat, pain, swelling, … Read More

Are Toxins Making You Sick? 10 Easy Steps to Detoxify Your Life

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By Dr. Karen Bender Endocrine Disruptors: How environmental toxins contribute to disease It has become increasingly clear that many chemicals found in pesticides, some plastics, lotions, soaps, shampoo, laundry detergents, home cleaning products, ect. have been found to act as toxins and have disruptive effects on the body and its hormone system. More specifically, they interact with the endocrine system.  … Read More

The Vagus Nerve: Learn to Reduce Inflammation and Improve your Stress Response

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By Dr. Karen Bender Meet Your Vagus Nerve Have you heard of the “wandering nerve”?  This important nerve is named the vagus nerve because it wanders throughout your body, connecting the brain to the rest of the body.  It’s the longest nerve in the body, and it stretches from the brain to the large intestines. Why You Should Care Since … Read More